Michael Brewer Has Firm Control of Texas Tech Red Raiders

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It is quickly becoming a very exciting time for the Texas Tech Red Raiders program. The Red Raiders have already received nine commitments from the class of 2014 and look like they have found their new starting quarterback in Michael Brewer. He threw for 282 yards while going 26-of-43 in the team’s spring game. Brewer will likely be under center when the 2013 season gets underway, and that will leave one less decision out there for new coach Kliff Kingsbury to deal with.

Brewer found his way on the field during nine of the team’s 13 games last season while throwing for 375 yards and four touchdowns. I think he is the perfect quarterback for a system that sees the quarterback throw 40 or 50 times a game. Kingsbury is obviously familiar with that from his days playing for the Red Raiders and sees something in Brewer. Texas Tech is going to score a lot of points, but unless their defense gets better, it may not do much.

There are many difficult games on the schedule this season for Texas Tech, and the team may be hard-pressed to get back to the eight-win mark so you have to think this could be a learning year for Brewer. Texas Tech should be a better team in 2014 than this coming season after a full year of starting is under Brewer’s belt. There is obviously no reason to sleep on the Red Raiders this year since they will be one of the most exciting teams in all of college football again, but make sure you keep an eye out for the development of Brewer.

Andy Schmidt is a columnist/writer for RantSports. Follow him on Twitter @ASchmidtSports, like his Facebook page or add him to your network on Google.

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